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>>> a sudden change in the case against dominique strauss-kahn. >>> why attorneys are now doubting his accuser's story. >>> hello again, i'm don scott. and i'm jessica kartalija. here's what people are talk about today. sexual assault case against dominique strauss-kahn is crumbling. we're in lower manhattan where dominique strauss-kahn faced the judge. >> reporter: dominique strauss- kahn headed to court to learn whether a new york judge will free him from house arrest. the sexual assault case is reportedly falling apart. prosecutors are raising questions about the credibility of the made. law enforcement officials told the new york times that they believe she lied about her background and what she did around the time of the assault. she talked to a man in prison about the benefits of charging dominique strauss-kahn. prosecutors are also curious about activity in her bank account. >> reporter: after posting $6 million in bond and paying for his own armed guards -- there's a bail decision being reviewed. it's rare to see the prosecution questioning the witness. >> it suggests there
. >> live from studio 7, i'm suzanne malveaux. >>> the case against former imf chief dominique strauss-kahn may be falling apart. he has a quickly called court hearing. that is happening in 30 minutes. sources say prosecutors will outline significant credibility issues with strauss-kahn's accuser, a maid claims that strauss-kahn sexually assaulted her six weeks ago in his new york hotel suite. >> even with dna evidence, the prosecution is considering dropping the case. that shows how bad her credibility may be, that even with dna evidence, they may not be able to bring this case. it's a shocking, shocking development. >>> a big surprise in the casey anthony trial. prosecutors in orlando plan to call rebuttal witnesses today but instead, the judge called an indefinite recess, putting the trial on hold. that is because defense team has to take the deposition of one of the state's rebuttal witnesses. closing arguments set for tomorrow are now in doubt. >>> minnesota state government is closed for business today. the governor and lawmakers, they failed to close a $5 billion budget gap by the de
unprecedented developments in the case against dominique strauss-kahn. just six weeks ago dominique strauss-kahn was head of the international monetary fund and a leading candidate for president of france. that all ended back in may when he was pulled off an air france plane at kennedy airport by new york city police. he was charged with assault of a chamber made. dominique strauss-kahn suffered the public humiliation, first a perp walk and then incarceration at ryker's island. today there's serious questions about his accuser and if the charges are even valid. >> at each appearance in the last six weeks we ask you and ask the world not to rush to judgment in this case and now i think you can understand why. we believed from the beginning that this case was not what it appeared to be, and we are absolutely convinced that while today is a first giant step in the right direction, the next step will lead to a complete dismissal of the charges. >> the accuser's lawyer was quick to push back. >> the victim from day one has described a violent sexual assault that dominique strauss-kahn committed again
lying. >> dominique strauss-kahn delivered two words. >> reporter: the former head. international monetary fund left the courthouse smiling with his wife next to him. his lawyers are convinced that he'll soon be ex and cleared. prosecutors say there are big problems with the maid's credibility, that she exaggerated a claim of rape in her homeland and she misrepresent what had she did after the alleged attack. and a man tied to drug, deposited hundreds of thousands of dollars to her bank account. >> our commitment is to the truth and the facts. and that will governor how we proceed. dominique strauss-kahn is free to return here to his $4 million mansion. the shades are drawn and no signs of activity. and a month ago they took out box after box of stuff. the alleged victim's lawyer said there's more than a if i can evidence that dominique strauss-kahn -- physical evidence that dominique strauss- kahn forced himself on here. she accuses the prosecutor are abandoning here. >> he has an obligation to stand up for all women who have been raped or sexually assaulted. >> and her lawyer sa
to come on abc7 news the defense of dominique strauss-kahn. we have got the latest. >>> plus, are more storms headed our way? doug hill is back with the complete forecast. >>> and the nats continue to surprise people with another winning streak. and the soccer >>> today, lawyers for dominique strauss-kahn said they had a productive meeting with prosecutors. despite that, the prosecutor's office says they are not ready to drop charges against the former imf chief. the meeting comes days after the house arrest was lifted, and questions surfaced about the accuser, including her whereabouts after the alleged attack. dominique strauss-kahn is accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid. they say prosecutors are likely trying to salvage their case. >>> the new chief of the international monetary fund is promising great changes under her administration. >> today christine lagarde held a press conference in washington. she started her new job yesterday. she wants to focus on an appointment and then deficits. the former french finance minister succeeds dominique strauss-kahn. >>> former first l
, caylee and the case of dominique strauss-kahn. what do they have in common? both are cases that were overcharged and under estimated. prosecutors saw not justice, but political gain and public acclaim. both are reality shows designed for effect and high ratings. has our judicial system come to this and can it be saved? in a moment, one of america's great legal scholars gives us his critique. first, a look at the other stories we'll drill down on tonight. getting away with murder. marsha clark was the lead prosecutor in the o.j. simpson case. >> not guilty of the crime of murder. she says finding casey anthony not guilty is even worse. >>> rewriting the sacred words of the founding fathers. how dare anyone try. two great scholars say it's how the old boys would have wanted it. getting the inside scoop on madison and jefferson. >>> then, dominique strauss-kahn isn't likely to face a jury in new york. one of the most prominent men in france weighs in on american justice. >>> not a good week for prosecutors. the dominique strauss-kahn case unraveled. casey anthony acquitted. do we need t
former imf chief dominique strauss-kahn. a source close to the case tells cnn that defense attorneys and prosecutors will ask for a sharp reduction in his bail. why? because prosecutors are seriously questioning the credibility of the hotel maid who says strauss-kahn attacked her. issues include outright lies to the investigators with the district attorney's office. >> this is just an extraordinary, extraordinary development. considering that the, this case was brought with such great fanfare by the manhattan district attorney and they very loudly trumpeted the credibility of the accuser here. and the credibility appears, and i hasten to say, appears to have collapsed. what makes it even more extraordinary is that the evidence apparently shows dna evidence of a sexual encounter between dominique strauss-kahn and the woman who is the maid, yet even with dna evidence, the prosecution is considering dropping the case. that shows how bad her credibility may be. that even with dna evidence, they may not be able to bring this case. it's a shocking, shocking development. >> bail reduction h
. >>> the case of dominique strauss-kahn, the man was expected to be france's next president and he was taken down by new york accusation. prosecutors now say that the rock solid case may be falling apart because of questions about his accuser. here's the latest. >> reporter: dominique strauss- kahn walked out of court free after prosecutors said they had reason to reassess the strength of the case. >> it's clear that the strength of the case has been affected by the credibility issues relating to the witnesses, we're not moving to dismiss the case at this time. >> reporter: part of the reason for the doubt is that the investigators uncovered records that could link the maid to criminal activity. there's a bomb shell that could unravel the case. dominique strauss-kahn has been under house arrest and 24 hour surveillance. that was also lifted during the court hearing and his lawyer was thrilled. it's kind of appropriate that on the eve of independence day, we get to celebrate for dominique strauss-kahn and his family. >> reporter: the lawyer of the victim who was an immigrant is out raged. the
had dominique strauss-kahn, the woman at the center of that story is speaking out. the emotional reaction that could turn this entire case upside-down. >> she is the hotel maid who until now has been silent. the 32-year-old who said she did not expect to see dominique strauss-kahn when she went to clean his room in new york city. >> i was like, i am so sorry. he came to meet and cracked my breasts. no, you do not have to be sorry. >> she spoke exclusively to robin roberts, repeating the claim that strauss-kahn the former head of the imf and once considered the favorite to be the next president of france, sexually assaulted her. his lawyers say was consensual. >> i was like, stop this, stop this. but he kept pushing and pushing me. >> she is an immigrant the 15- year-old daughter. she also spoke to "newsweek." >> i think the ftc when she says about context. she comes from a poor village in a very poor country. she got to the u.s. with whatever means. >> since the case in the two months has crumbled. they questioned her credibility. question what do you want? >> justice. i want him
is accusing top international banknk dominique strauss-kahn of sexual assault tells the whole story of what she says happened inside his hotel room for the first time. >> he was holding my head like this. >> he said, she said. questions about her credibility. did she lie to prosecutors? we ask her. >> i'm telling the truth. i'm telling the truth. >> out of the shadows. the accuser's story. a special edition of "nightline" starts right now. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," july 26th, 2011. >>> good evening, i'm terry moran. and tonight, we're going to bring you a major broadcast exclusive on a scandal that has rocked the globe. a hotel maid in new york city accuses a top banker, dominique strauss-kahn, of sexual assault. but the maid's story, her whole story, in her own words, has not come out until now. she has come forward, out of the shadows, to speak. and joining us now is abc's robin roberts, who's got the compelling first television interview with the maid. for two months she hel
>> this is full for bbc world news america, dominique strauss-kahn as his failed relax as the case against the former imf chief starts to crack. mass protests we through syria as some of the largest protests to date are held against the government. cue the celebration, 590 years old, ominous party of china is out to prove they're still the party to be reckoned with. -- the communist party of china is out to prove they're still a force to be reckoned with. as if there was enough and often extraordinary developments in the case of dominique strauss- kahn, today produced another twist. he is freed from house arrest. the terms of his bail for release after prosecutors released doubts about the credibility of the woman who tried -- to accuse him of rape. dominique strauss-kahn for arrived at court. the media reported that the case against him was on the brink of collapse. the former imf chief said that the prosecution itself raised doubts about the woman who tried to rape her. >> the strength of the case has been affected by the substantial credibility issues, we are not moving to dismi
"bbc world news." >> freed from house arrest, dominique strauss kahn has his bail conditions relaxed as the case starts to crack. mass demonstrations sweep through syria. they're some of the biggest anti-government protests so far. colonel gaddafi addresses his supporters as a series of loud explosions are heard in his capital. welcome to "bbc news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. coming up later for you, the return of chenowia. all smiles on canada day as the duke of cambridge tries out his french on the crowd. >> hello, and welcome. a judge in new york has lifted the strict bail conditions imposed on the former head of the international monetary fund. dominique strauss kahn amid speculation the sexual assault case is faltering. he has posted a $6 million bail bond in may. now he's free to travel in america, although he can't leave the country and must appear in court again later this month. this report contains some flash photography. >> a relaxed and confident dominique strauss kahn arrived at the court flanked by his loyal wife as the u.s. m
tells his supporters after a surprise return to venezuela. fresh allegations against dominique strauss-kahn, now a french writer accuses him of attempted rape. >> more revelations in the u.k. where messages for a murdered schoolgirl intercepted by a british newspaper. we will meet some of the people who fled japan's nuclear disaster zone. it is 11:00 a.m. here in singapore. >> it is 4:00 a.m. here in london. president hugo chavez of venezuela has addressed a huge crowd of cheering supporters following a surprise return from medical treatment in cuba. he spent more than three weeks recuperating in have on the -- in havana. the secrecy about his initial of problems has created uncertainty and venezuela. >> a triumphant return. hugo chavez greeted thousands of supporters. he thanked them for their good wishes. >> i salute from here and my personal thanks for so much support and so many manifestations of love. love is the best medicine for any illnesses. thanks for it. not just from venezuela but from all over the world. >> the president has been absent from venezuela for over four weeks after
allegations against dominique strauss-kahn, a french writer accuses him of attempted rape. >> removed from the court. he is temporarily barred from his war crimes trial after disrupting proceedings. we meet some of the people who fled the japanese nuclear disaster zone. >> this is "newsday." hugo chavez of venezuela has addressed cheering supporters from the balcony of the presidential palace. following his return from cuba. he has spent more than three weeks recuperating, up where he underwent emergency surgery. his initial secrecy about his health problems has created uncertainty in venezuela. he addressed the crowd and tried to reassure them. >> i salute from a year. on my personal thanks from so much support to, from so many manifestation of love. love is the best medicine for any illness. thank you from all over the world. >> our correspondent said his return was a complete surprise. >> i do not think anybody where it -- was expecting him back this morning. we had pictures released yesterday showing him recuperating in cuba. no hint that he would be back in the small hours. he arrived
strauss-kahn. just six weeks ago dominique strauss-kahn was head of the international monetary fund and a leading candidate for president of france. that all ended back in may when he was pulled off an air france plane at kennedy airport by new york city police. he was charged with assault of a chamber made. dominique strauss-kahn suffered the public humiliation, first a perp walk and then incarceration at ryker's island. today there's serious questions about his accuser and if the charges are even valid. >> at each appearance in the last six weeks we ask you and ask the world not to rush to judgment in this case and now i think you can understand why. we believed from the beginning that this case was not what it appeared to be, and we are absolutely convinced that while today is a first giant step in the right direction, the next step will lead to a complete dismissal of the charges. >> the accuser's lawyer was quick to push back. >> the victim from day one has described a violent sexual assault that dominique strauss-kahn committed against her. she has described that sexual assaul
told you that manhattan sex assault case against dominique strauss-kahn may be falling apart. a is separate but similar case against him could be building against him in france. a french writer said that her career would be damaged if she said something. a criminal complaint could be filed today in paris. >>> when you hear this story, you might think you're having a nightmare. you're awake and it's really happening. this guy right here, kyle richards, he's serving time for bank robbery, suing the state of michigan because he's not allow porn material in his cell. >> we haven't had it here. there's no need for it. he's not going to get it from this sheriff. we have you know female officers, female inmates, female staff that works in this facility. there's no place for it here in our county jail. >> sadly the bill of rights hasn't gotten around for addressing porn in jail. > >>> let's go across the ocean to hong kong to see how money is moving across the world this morning. good morning to you. bigger things to deal than porn in cells. how are world markets look sflg sure, good
strauss-kahn -- who accused dominique strauss-kahn speaks out to tell her story. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. tonight, the country of norway remains in mourning as roughly 100,000 people gathered to remember those killed in friday's attacks. the show of solidarity comes on the same day? anders preeg the -- anders bregbreivik claimed that he wast acting alone and there are two others in his organization. >> this is the man accused, anders breivik, wearing a dark top and see sat next to police officers. -- as he sat next to police officers. many were worried he would try to use his court appearance as a platform for his views, as he himself wanted. >> this should not be a public hearing. this is what he wants. i do not see why we should let him have his way. >> lines formed to go inside the courtroom, but the police opposed an open hearing. therefore, -- they feared he might use it to send signals to others, and the judge agreed it should be a closed session. >> breivik was told he would be old in solitary confinement for four weeks and his next court app
released a former imf chief dominique strauss-kahn from house arrest. prime minister has a -- has an ambitious agenda as they take over presidency of the e you. japan beat mexico in the world cup to make it through to the quarterfinals. the former imf chief dominique strauss-kahn walked out of the new york court today freed from house arrest after being accused of sexual assault. he also will have his bail money returned to him. prosecutors in new york voiced doubts about the credibility of his accuser after she admitted that she had lied to a grand jury regarding details that followed the attack. the manhattan district attorney said the case against strauss- kahn will be cocontind -- will continue to be investigated. >> strauss-hn left the building with his wife and without a monitoring bracelet. the judge's decision to release him and returnrn his bail came s a relief to him and his lawyers. strauss-kahn is no longer under house arrest, but the judge said the case will proceed as planned for now. >> of course, the case is not over, as you heard. you will be expected to appear he
this case may be falling apart. with his wife by his side and a smile on his face, dominique strauss-kahn left court, free on a $6 million bond. he returned to his luxury townhouse, but he's no longer required to stay there under house arrest, which cost him some $200,000 per month. a dramatic contrast to the may perp walk that led to his resignation as head of the imf and seemed to ruin his chances of becoming president of france. today his attorneys claimed vindication. >> it's so important in this country that people, especially the media, reserve their judgment on the facts of a case until they're all in. >> there will be no rush to judgment in this case. >> reporter: in court, prosecutors had admitted strauss-kahn's accuser a 32-year-old from west africa has made numerous conflicting and false statements, starting with a claim she was gang raped and fleeing a brutal government when she applied for asylum in the u.s. in 2004. in a letter, prosecutors wrote, she stated that she fabricated the statement. and in may, after the alleged attack at this luxury hotel, the woman had said she r
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>>> tonight on "nightline," releas released. a judge recorders the release of dominique strauss-kahn, after prosecutors reveal the maid who accused him of rape lied about a prior sexual attack. we've got the very latest. >>> beyonce, unplugged. this morning, she rocked new york for the release of her new album, "4." but on her last world tour, the star took off her makeup, turned on a camera and got candid. >> why did god give me this life? >> tonight, she talks about life on the road. >>> and, serious barbecue. from lamb chops to fish, it's all about being aatatot this weekend. barbecue. the grill master is in for tonight's plate list. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," july 1st, 2011. >> good evening, i'm terry moran. the sexual assault case against dominique strauss-kahn, the global banking titan, is one of these rare cases where the high profile and symbolic power to influence the way we think about our justice system as a whwhe, who would protect, who would punish. today, th
coverage, it's wjz maryland's news station. >>> free without bail, dominique strauss-kahn smiles as he leaves court, why the rape case against him is now in doubt. >>> here is what people are talking about. freed from house arrest. the sexual assault case against dominique strauss-kahn appears to be crumbling. randall pinkston reports with more on why a judge released him this afternoon. >> reporter: dominique strauss- kahn walked out of a courthouse free from house address. the judge granted dominique strauss-kahn's release after prosecutors dug into the back ground of a housekeeper who accused him of sexual assault. >> that investigation raised concerns about the witness' credibility. >> reporter: the made misrepresented what she did after the attack and admitted she made up a story about being rape. her attorney fired back, insisting she was the victim of a rutile aact. >> the medical evidence support the victim's account. the forensic evidence supports her account. >> reporter: prosecutors haven't dropped the charges against dominique strauss-kahn. they are keeping their investigat
to continents. dominique strauss-kahn was released on bail. this comes as there are significant cold and the accuser's account to police. >> it was certainly a legal bombshells in court. for weeks he has been confined to a luxury manhattan loft. today, he is freed from house arrest. prosecutors are investigating holes in the story. he walked out of court a free on his own recognizance. he did not speak to reporters. >> we get to celebrate fort his family a bit of personal independence. >> he has been the focus of a pipe -- of a high-profile investigation when a hotel maid accused him of sexually assaulting her in his luxury hotel suite. >> substantial credibility issues. we are not moving to dismiss the case. >> the woman advocates making up a story of being gang raped and beaten in her homeland in order to enhance her application for asylum. the charges, including attempted rape are not being produced. >> are prosecutors will continue their investigation. >> the attorney for the alleged victim is outraged. his client has described the sexual assault many times. her story has remaine
for you today. >>> first up, the dominique strauss-kahn case has made it clear that things are seen very differently on the two sides of the atlantic ocean. we have a great transoceanic panel to talk about that and much more. bernard-henri levy, simon schama, and others. >>> then, why hollywood can't make much money in china. we'll explain. >>> next, which continent has six of the ten fastest growing economies? which continent has the world's newest nation? we'll it will you what you need to know about all this. >>> first, here's my take. i've been hearing a lot of criticism recently that president obama doesn't have a consistent policy toward the arab spring, but i wanted to ask, should he? there are vast differences between the circumstances on the ground in tunisia, egypt, libya, saudi arabia, between american interests in those countries and our capacity to influence events there. some places are more stable, the regimes are more reformist, others are not. should we have a one-size-fits-all foreign policy? take the case where american interests and values most starkly collide -- saud
reasons to not fully trust the hotel maid of her accusations of rape. >> dominique strauss-kahn walked out of court free on his own recognizance. they had reasons to reais says their case. >> although the case has been affected by the substance credibility issues we are not moving to dismiss the case at this time. >> they uncovered financial and telephone records that could link the hotel maid to criminal activity. a potential bombshell. he has been under home confinement from this manhattan apartment. 24-hour surveillance and electronic monitor. that was lifted during the hearing and the lawyers said they were thrilled. >> i think it's appropriate that on the eve of independence day we get to celebrate for dominique strauss-kahn and his family a bit of personal independence. >> a lawyer for the alleged victim, hotel maid who was an immigrant was outraged. >> only defense that dominique strauss-kahn has is that this sexual encounter was consensual. that is a lie. >> our prosecutors from the manhattan d.a.'s office will continue their investigation into these alleged crimes. >> her allegati
silent is saying that dominique strauss- kahn should be behind bars. here's more. >> reporter: she's the hotel maid who, until now has been silent. this 32-year-old who said she didn't expect to see dominique strauss-kahn when she went to clean his room in new york city. i was like, i'm sorry. i turned my head and he came to me and grabbed my breast. no, you don't have to be sorry. i say, stop! >> reporter: she spoke on tv to robin roberts. she said that dominique strauss- kahn was considered the favorite to be the president of france sexually assaulted her. i was like, stop this. he keep pushing me. >> reporter: she east an immigrant with a 15-year-old daughter. she also spoke to news week magazine. >> you have to see what she's saying in the context of the fear. comes from a poor village and a poor country. she got to the united states through whatever means. >> reporter: in the two months since the incident, the case crumbled. the prosecutors questioned her credibility saying she was not honest. >> what do you want? >> him to go to jail, i want justice. i want him to know, you c
, dominique strauss-kahn, was accused of attempting to rape a new york hotel maid. a court appearance -- prosecutors have been raising questions about the background of be made. stalls, and remains under house arrest. earlier, i spoke to someone who said the concerns of the prosecutor are important. >> the defense has made it clear in the past few weeks that they are prepared to attack the character of the main witness. an investigation has uncovered questions about her background and credibility. she was the main witness in the case. she was the one in the bedroom. what they are reporting, "the new york times," is that she has made contact with someone in prison. she made contact with them the day after the allegations were made. it appears an awful lot of money has gone to her account in the past two years from this man who is being held on a charge of drug dealing. it appears as though she has lied about certain elements of her claim. -- of her asylum claim. she entered the country a few years ago. there are questions about her credibility. they are back in court today. this is a s
this is their second government shutdown in six years. an sexual assault case against dominique strauss-kahn may be falling apart. >> yes, sir being raised about attacked ho said he her back in may. . od morning >> good morning. the sexual assault case against dominique chief i.m.f. kahn could be -- chief dominique strauss-kahn could be collapsing. prosecutors are expected to tell the court they do not believe much of what the accuser has told them, which could lead to charges being dropped. remarkable change of fortune for dominique strauss-kahn who said from the beginning that he did not luxury new d at a york city hotel. osecutors discovered the accuser had a questionable lationship with at least one she ed drug dealer and she could ed how pursuing nancially by charges against dominique strauss-kahn. prosecutors were initially very nfident in the case but no more. source say even more holes in y will ser's credibilit be revealed later today in court. back to you, greta. >> interesting stuff. hanks a lot. ooking to the day ahead, a preliminary hearing is set oday for a d.c. police office
going on, want to get you caught up on the latest news. could ex-imf chief dominique strauss-kahn be off the hook? he's back in court this morning and there are reports that the sex assault case against him could soon implode. >>> i'm ali velshi. stakes high in the casey anthony trial. the mother accused of murdering her 2-year-old child did not take the stand and the defense rests. the jury could get the case over the weekend. we'll give you the latest on this "american morning." >>> and good morning to you. the summer is going fast. it is the first of july today, as everybody gets set on this friday for a holiday weekend. glad you're with us. >> and lots and lots of news today. up first, a man once the world's most powerful banker could be released from house arrest today. >> this dominique strauss-kahn case took an amazing turn yesterday. there is word that the sex saumts case against him may actually be falling apart because of major holes in his accuser's story. susan candiotti who has followed this case every step of the way is live outside of the courthouse. when we first heard ab
with the case are telling cnn that the hotel maid who made the serious accusations against dominique strauss-kahn has serious credibility issues. what's key about this stunning development, is that the disclosure is coming from prosecutors. in fact, cnn has learned that a meeting took place yesterday, called by prosecutors. they met with members of dsk's defense team and told them about some of the problems that they have discovered through an investigation looking into the background of the hotel maid. in fact, i am told there are four or five problems that have come up, including one that involved her application for asylum from her native guinea before she came to the united states. part of the issue had to do with a sexual assault that she said was part of that asylum claim. it was covered according to a source that assault did not take place and that there were outright lies, i am told, that were involved. as you know, very recently, attorneys for dominique strauss-kahn put out a statement indicating that they had discovered serious credibility issues with the hotel maid that they had not ye
eyewitness news new cracks in the case against dominique strauss-kahn. shocking details of a phone call his accuser could have a tough time explaining. >> a family tragedy, the person charged with killing a young boy inside his home and a terrifying -- a lucky break help as toddler survive a fall off of this 10 story high rise. >>> more on maryland's mosquito control efforts. >>> and where the fireworks have already begun. we saw thunderstorms today, what will we see for the fourth of july? i will have your forecast when wjz eyewitness news returns. >>> sleet coverage continues with adam may and ,,,, denny's new tour of america menu. 50 star cuisine. the new tour of america menu. starting at $4.99. only at denny's. . >>> it's 72 degrees and partly cloudy in maryland right now. we will have the forecast coming up in a moment. first a biker dies after he crashes his motorcycle during a ride to protest helmet laws. the man was riding in a run when he flipped over and hit his head on the ground. heed with have survived if he was wearing a helmet. >>> boy is facing murder charges after shooting
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dominique strauss-kahn was released without bail as questions arose about the woman who accused him of sexual assault. good evening. i'm jim lehrer. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight, we look at today's courtroom proceedings, and examine where the prosecution's case stands now. >> lehrer: we get the latest on new clashes in syria from npr's deborah amos in damascus. >> the president wants to have a national dialogue, he says on july 10th. this group says nada, we are not your partners until the violence stops on the streets. >> brown: paul solman talks to the authors of a provocative new book on how fannie mae's push- for-profits helped pump up the housing bubble. >> if you are trying to enrich yourself, increase your profits, which fannie mae was absolutely determined to do then that becomes a per version of home ownership. >> lehrer: mark shields and michael gerson analyze the week's news. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> well, the best companies are driven by new ideas. >> our future depends
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